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Using Cornstarch to Thicken Gravy or Sauces

When making gravy or sauces, always remember to add cornstarch to cold liquid before adding it to the gravy or sauce. Memory Trick: cornstarch and cold both start with "C".

By Linda


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December 10, 20040 found this helpful

Linda, that is true and important to know. I seldom use cornstarch as a thickener. I mostly use instant potato flakes. I've found that it usually works great and I think it's probably healthier than cornstarch or flour.

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July 18, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks for the idea about using potatoe flakes to thicken up gravey and sauces i never would of thought about that I will have to try thanks again and as she said its healthier

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